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Bert Heard, builder, in his workshop

Bert Heard, builder, in his workshop Arscotts, Dolton, July 1983 More like this

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of...

Alf Pugsley moving a shed in case of... Lower Langham,..., February 1978 More like this

Iddesleigh Friendly Society parade

Iddesleigh Friendly Society parade Iddesleigh, May 1975 More like this

Jo Curzon carving the Christmas turkey

Jo Curzon carving the Christmas turkey Horseshoe Cottage, Dolton, 25 December 1982 More like this

Running with tar barrels

Running with tar barrels Hatherleigh, 6 November 1974 More like this

Watching the parade

Watching the parade Fore Street, Chulmleigh, July 1987 More like this

John Bennett, traveller

John Bennett, traveller Addisford, Dolton, April 1980 More like this

Archie Parkhouse and Frank Pickard

Archie Parkhouse and Frank Pickard Millhams, Dolton, June 1975 More like this

Village street

Village street Kings Nympton, May 1977 More like this

William and Valerie Medland having...

William and Valerie Medland having... Hall Court Farm,..., October 1978 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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